Posted: 8/25/2008 12:00:00 AM
Two weeks ago was my 45th birthday and I wasnt feeling too good that morning. I went to breakfast knowing my wife would be pleasant and say,"Happy Birthday!" and probably have a present for me.
As it turned out, she didnt even say good morning, let alone any happy birthday.I thought, well, thats wives for you, the children will remember...The children came in to breakfast and didnt say a word.
So when I left for the office, I was feeling pretty low and despondent..As I walked into my office, my secretary Janet said, "Good morning,Boss."Happy Birthday."And I felt a little better that someone had remembered.
I worked until noon, then Janet knocked on my door and said, "You know,its such a beautiful day outside, and its your birthday, lets go to lunch,just you and me."
I said, "By George, thats the greatest thing Ive heard all day."Lets go!"We went to lunch. We didnt go where we normally go; instead we went out to a private little place. We had two martinis and enjoyed lunch tremendously.
On the way back to the office, she said, "You know, its such abeautiful day. We dont need to go back to the office, do we?"I said, "No, I guess not."She said, "Lets go to my apartment." After arriving at her apartment she said, "Boss, if you dont mind, I think Ill go into the bedroom and slip into something more comfortable."
"Sure" I excitedly replied.
She went into the bedroom and, in about six minutes, she came out carrying a huge birthday cake -----followed by my wife, children, and dozens of our friends, all singing Happy Birthday.
And I just sat there ---- on the couch ---- naked.